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Pairing the Belkin QODE™ Ultimate Pro Keyboard Cases, F5L171 and F5L176 with your iPad Air® tablet

The Belkin QODE™ Ultimate Pro Keyboard Case is the ultimate accessory to your iPad Air® and iPad Air® 2.  This keyboard case features the Bluetooth® Smart Keyboard that lets you pair two (2) devices to it.  This device is also equipped with Smart Sensing technology that automatically turns the Keyboard ON when the iPad® is attached in typing mode.  Additionally, the Smart Sensing technology turns the Keyboard ON when you want to use it as a standalone Keyboard.  Refer to the table below for the compatibility of the two models.
Model NumberModel NameCompatibility
F5L171 QODE™ Ultimate Pro Keyboard Case for iPad Air (App enabled)iPad Air
F5L176QODE™ Ultimate Pro Keyboard Case for iPad Air 2 (App enabled)iPad Air 2

NOTE:  The Bluetooth Smart Keyboard pairs with other Bluetooth 4.0 devices such as:
  • iPad Air®
  • iPad Air® 2
  • iPad mini™
  • iPad® 4th gen
  • iPad® 3rd gen
  • iPhone® 5/5s
  • iPhone® 5c
  • iPhone® 4s
  • iPod touch® 6th gen
  • MacBook Air®
  • MacBook Pro®
  • Mac mini®
  • iMac®
Follow the steps below on how to pair your Belkin F5L171 and F5L176 with your iPad Air tablet.

If you find yourself having trouble pairing your devices, you might have to clear the stored settings on your iPad and on the keyboard before pairing them back together.  For instructions, click here.
Step 1:
Put your keyboard case into pairing mode by pressing the function User-added image key and the delete User-added image key.  The keyboard can pair with two (2) devices.  You can pair a secondary device by pressing the function key function User-added image and the equal User-added image key.

IMPORTANT:  Holding either of these key combinations for more than five (5) seconds will clear the memory slot and you will have to pair the keyboard again with a device.

Step 2:
On your tablet, tap Settings from the Home screen.

Step 3:
Select Bluetooth and toggle the switch to turn ON.
Step 4:  
Tap on Belkin Ultimate Keyboard under OTHER DEVICES.
Step 5:  
When the Bluetooth Pairing Request opens, select Pair.

User-added image

NOTE:  The keyboard case LED should flash blue if you are pairing it to your first device and purple if you are pairing it with your second device.

Step 6:
Belkin Ultimate Keyboard should now appear under MY DEVICES and display Connected.

User-added image
For more information about the Belkin QODE™ Ultimate Pro Keyboard Case for iPad Air and iPad Air 2, click here.

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